Cliff Beverley

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Cliff Beverley
Personal information
Full name Clifford Beverley
Born 25 March 1977
New Zealand
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing information
Position Fullback, Five-eighth
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995 Waitakere City 4 0 0 0 0
1999–2001 Auckland Warriors 44 8 0 0 32
2002 Barrow Raiders
2003–2005 Salford City Reds 48 13 0 0 52
Total 96 21 0 0 84
As of 1 November 2008
Source: RLP

Cliff Beverley (born 25 March 1977 in New Zealand) is a former professional rugby league player. His preferred position was Five Eighth, although he was somewhat of a utility and spent considerable time at fullback.

Early years[edit]

A junior from the Glenora club, his childhood hero was Wally Lewis.[1] Beverley played in the 1995 Lion Red Cup for the Waitakere City Raiders.[2] He also represented Auckland in the 1998 domestic season and Auckland North in 1999.[3][4]


Beverley signed for the then Auckland Warriors in 1999. He made his debut in round four, replacing an injured Matthew Ridge.[5] He played 44 National Rugby League games for the club, half of them from the bench.


In 2001 Beverley moved to England to play for the Barrow Raiders in the National League. He then transferred to the Salford City Reds in 2002. Here he topped the try-scoring list, scoring 38 tries, and helped the club win the National League One grand final and promotion to the Super League.[6] After receiving interest from several bigger Super League clubs including Hull F.C. and St. Helens he decided to remain at Salford to help them succeed in the top division.[7] He remained with the club for two more years, playing 48 Super League games.

Later years[edit]

He returned to New Zealand at the end of the 2005 season citing home sickness.[8] He then joined the new Waitakere Rangers franchise in the Bartercard Cup before retiring at the end of 2007.[9]


  1. ^ It's kids' stuff for Beverley Manchester Evening New, 27 April 2004
  2. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1995, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1995. p.106
  3. ^ New Zealand Rugby League Annual '98, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1998. p.125
  4. ^ Jessup, Peter (16 March 1999). "Rugby League: Injury gives Hoppe a starting chance". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Cliff Beverley
  6. ^ Leading Scorers in Britain after Round 27, 17 Sep 2003
  7. ^ Bev's ready for a 2 year deal Salford Advertiser, 17/7/2003
  8. ^ Beverley poised for Salford exit BBC Sport, 21 July 2005
  9. ^ Bartercard Cup - Round 14 team lists Archived September 28, 2011, on Wayback Machine. NZRL Media Release, July 19th, 2007